SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

May 22, 2006 18:06 ET

Head Automatica Count the Days Til "Graduation Day"

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2006 -- Warner Bros. Records' Head Automatica will release their sophomore album, "Popaganda," on June 6th. The anthemic first single and video from the record is "Graduation Day." The clip, directed by Tony Petrossian, hearkens back to the '80s era John Hughes genius -- breaking down and demystifying high school cliques and classifications, while looking towards the future.

Head Automatica is Daryl Palumbo (vocals, live instrumentation) Jessie Nelson (keyboards), Jarvis Morgan Holden (bass), Larry Gorman (drums) and Craig Bonich (guitar). The band creates music that boasts soaring hooks and melodic, memorable songs from start to finish.

"We're an electronic cock-rock band, so you're going to get a good show and it's going to sound stellar," says Palumbo, who was the frontman of hardcore stalwarts Glassjaw. "'Popaganda' is more musical than anything I've ever embarked on in my life. It's very melodic -- we're drawing a lot from the Beatles-era backbeat sound, as well as the mod-revival of the late '70s."

MTV added "Graduation Day" today to both MTV and MTV2 and the band will be featured in MTV's "Discover and Download" program where new talent is cultivated and embraced. The video has also graduated to Magna Cum Laude rotation at mtvU. "Graduation Day" is currently in rotation on Fuse, and the band will be at the Fuse studios on June 13th appearing live on "Daily Download" and pre-taping a performance on "Steven's Untitled Rock Show."

Head Automatica will also be prominently featured in the July issue of Alternative Press and grace the covers of Chord and Angst Magazine this summer. In the digital realm, the band will be premiering their album with an exclusive listening party on the weekend of June 2nd, and incendiary performances from the band will go up on Rolling Stone Originals on and Live at Launch, the music destination of Yahoo! next month.

Head Automatica will be hitting the road with Taking Back Sunday, Angels and Airwaves and The Subways this summer. Dates below.

22nd   Jackson, NJ           Six Flags - Great Adventure
23rd   Uniondale, NY         Nassau Coliseum
24th   Mansfield, MA         Tweeter Center - Parking Lot
25th   Camden, NJ            Tweeter Center
27th   Pittsburgh, PA        Chevrolet Amphitheatre
29th   Rochester Hills, MI   Meadow Brook
30th   Chicago, IL           Charter One Pavilion

1st    Milwaukee, WI         The Eagles Club
3rd    Cleveland, OH         The Plain Dealer Pavilion (formerly Scene)
5th    Toronto, ONT          The Molson Amphitheatre
7th    Columbia, MD          Merriweather Post Pavilion
8th    Portsmouth, VA        Harbor Center Pavilion
10th   Duluth, GA            Gwinnett Arena
12th   Pompano Beach, FL     Pompano Beach Amphitheatre Grounds
13th   Tampa, FL             Coachmen Park
15th   Houston, TX           Reliant Arena
16th   Grand Prairie, TX     Nokia Theatre
18th   Mesa, AZ              Mesa Amphitheatre
19th   Long Beach, CA        Long Beach Arena
21st   San Jose, CA          Events Center @ San Jose State U.
22nd   Sacramento, CA        ARCO Arena
23rd   San Diego, CA         Bayside Concerts
25th   Magna, UT             The Great SaltAir
27th   Seattle, WA           The Premier

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